Critical Environments Group
Monitoring & DCIM
If you are looking to improve performance or reduce cost in an existing environment, it’s vital to gather as much information as possible to make an informed assessment of issues and opportunities. The Data Center Experts at CEG have seen hundreds of mission critical environments and work daily with the physical infrastructure components in these facilities. We are the ideal choice of partner to help you at every stage of a data center’s life cycle.
An Infrastructure Optimization Assessment performed by CEG will include a review of the following:
- Data center layout and design
- Data and low-voltage cabling infrastructure
- Power infrastructure
- Thermal load
- Conditioned air flow
- Physical room analysis
- Environmental monitoring
- Security profile
- Remote access and control
- Computation fluid dynamics model
- Energy incentive services
With this information, CEG can make thoughtful next step recommendations – whether that entails upgrades to existing units, expansion of the environment, or introduction of new measures and methodologies to improve performance and reliability.
Asset Tracking, Documentation and Provisioning Services
CEG understands the costs and time commitments involved in implementing monitoring and management solutions for a data center. We also know the benefits these solutions can yield in operating efficiency and maintenance is tremendous.
To further support a client’s ongoing DCIM efforts, CEG provides ways improve the efficiency of network management, documentation, asset tracking and data center provisioning.
- Improve impact analysis, minimize errors, and reduce staff requirements associated with expansions, enhancements or routine changes.
- Enable proactive capacity planning and facilitate consolidation, relocation or expansion projects.
- Enforce adherence to redundancy requirements and design guidelines to ensure availability and business continuity.
- Reduce mean-time-to-repair (MTTR) for outages.
- Increase speed to market for new application deployments.
DCIM Software and Hardware
Data Center Infrastructure Management (DCIM) software is an essential tool in the management of a complex IT environment. With the right solution in place, users gain centralized and instantaneous monitoring, management, reporting functionality, as well as intelligent capacity planning. CEG’s DCIM environmental and power solutions allow you to maintain constant control of your critical facility – managing issues before they become problems, and well before they become catastrophic.
Environmental Monitoring & Alerting Solutions
Gathering information on environmental conditions such as temperature, humidity, power, and leaks is an essential step in operating an efficient data center. We can help you select the right tools, then aid in get them installed and operating in order to collect the critical data you need in real time.
Aurora is CEG’s proprietary monitoring technology that allows you to clearly identify potential cooling- or heat-related issues – in real time. It is an extremely accurate wireless monitoring and notification system because it measures air temperature, not surface temperature. The instantaneous feedback provided by Aurora is invaluable when monitoring changes or validating best-practices improvement.
Power & Facility Monitoring Solutions
Power is now the single largest operational cost in an IT facility. Economic conditions and regulatory developments now necessitate data center managers to know the efficiency and usage of their IT equipment and supporting infrastructure. CEG’s power monitoring solutions provide the alerting, data visualization and reporting necessary to effectively manage a data center.
Rack Power Management Software
Fully leverage your investment by gaining control and insight into your PDU deployments. With our Rack Power Management Software, users can:
- Administer, monitor, manage and control rack power consumption from anywhere
- User defined groups to manage and report specific usage (chargeback, load balance, etc.)
- Activity logging and restorable history for operational accountability and reporting
Branch Circuit Protection
Branch circuit protection is an electrical safety feature and requirement for protecting IT equipment (and other electrical loads) as defined by the NEC and UL, specifically UL60950-1 which requires that all IT equipment placed in the data center be equipped with branch circuit protection. In a rack PDU, input power is typically broken down into multiple segments. Segments of a circuit where current is limited by a fuse or circuit breaker is referred to as a branch circuit.
We offer Branch Circuit Monitoring Systems that provide extensive monitoring information on branch circuits in PDU subfeeds, panelboards, main feeds to panelboards, and individual branch circuits.
Facility and Multi-Site Consumption Management
Facility and multi-site consumption management is a combination of hardware and software that enables the remote administration, monitoring and management of power consumption in data centers and remote sites. We offer solutions from a number of best-in-class partners and can match the right solution based on the user’s unique or specific needs.